Performance Reviews

  • News Today - Madras
    "Spellbinding Performance! Poise, elegance and eloquent abhinaya was much in evidence in her padams. Malini's youthful vibrancy and impeccable sense of rhythm came to light with her thillana in raga Madhuvanti."
  • The Deccan Herald - Hyderabad
    "One from the West:--Dr. Malini Krishnamurthi of USA is an achiever of high standards in two different fields. ..as a dancer of admirable performing acumen she was at her best in both rhythmic and expressional areas.."
  • The Hindu - Hyderabad
    "Spirited Performance. Being an experienced dancer and teacher, Malini's performance was endowed with abundant creativity and sensitivity."
  • India West, Los Angeles
    "Malini Krishnamurthi - A fine devotee of her art: Malini was confident, charming and dexterous in handling difficult passages. Skilled in steps and rhythms and expert in gestures and footwork, she was thoroughly professional on stage. Krishnamurthi demonstrated that she is not only very attractive but also a technically competent artist."
  • CBS, Los Angeles
    "Traditional dance at the Festival of India, truly mesmerizing."
  • The Times of India, Madras
    "In the Swarajathi "Mamohalahiri" in raga Kamas, Malini presented in an untiring manner, despite its lengthy format, the complicated and intricate sollukattus, swaras and swara-sahityas. Malini displayed her talent in both Nritta and abhinaya. The selection of padams, "Arupadai veedu", "Narayaneeyam" and "Nagendra Haraya", brought out moving abhinaya from Malini. The performance concluded with a "Thillana" in Hamsanandi where Malini excelled in footwork."
  • India West, Los Angeles
    "Andal - The Mystic Bride. Malini and her troupe ably presented the story of Sri Andal through the art of Bharatha Natyam, even though it is not easy to portray Andal's divine love and devotion. Each act was compact and self-contained striking a just balance between the story and the dance sequence, neither of which was superfluous or inadequate. Malini's brilliant choreography was well supported by an able team of accompaniments. This performance was a masterful blend of dance, music, costume and stage decor."
  • India West, Los Angeles
    "Asha - A Performance to raise funds for the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America. Dr. Malini Krishnamurthi and her company of dancers gave a Bharatha Natyam recital that was filled with classicism and old world charm. The beautifully choreographed performance entitled "Asha" reflected the integrity in interpretation of pure dance concepts in Bharatha Natyam including wonderful facial expressions and body movements. The performance was supported by a melodious musical ensemble from Bangalore, India."

“Spellbinding Performance! Poise, elegance and eloquent abhinaya was much in evidence in her padams. Malini’s youthful vibrancy and impeccable sense of rhythm came to light with her thillana in raga Madhuvanti.” – NEWS TODAY – MADRAS

“Traditional dance at the Festival of India, truly mesmerizing.” – CBS, LOS ANGELES

“One from the West:–Dr. Malini Krishnamurthi of USA is an achiever of high standards in two different fields. ..as a dancer of admirable performing acumen she was at her best in both rhythmic and expressional areas..” – THE DECCAN HERALD – HYDERABAD

“Spirited Performance. Being an experienced dancer and teacher, Malini’s performance was endowed with abundant creativity and sensitivity.” – THE HINDU – HYDERABAD

“Malini Krishnamurthi – A fine devotee of her art: Malini was confident, charming and dexterous in handling difficult passages. Skilled in steps and rhythms and expert in gestures and footwork, she was thoroughly professional on stage. Krishnamurthi demonstrated that she is not only very attractive but also a technically competent artist.” – INDIA WEST, LOS ANGELES

“Andal – The Mystic Bride. Malini and her troupe ably presented the story of Sri Andal through the art of Bharatha Natyam, even though it is not easy to portray Andal’s divine love and devotion. Each act was compact and self-contained striking a just balance between the story and the dance sequence, neither of which was superfluous or inadequate. Malini’s brilliant choreography was well supported by an able team of accompaniments. This performance was a masterful blend of dance, music, costume and stage decor.” – INDIA WEST, LOS ANGELES

“Asha- A Performance to raise funds for the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America. Dr. Malini Krishnamurthi and her company of dancers gave a Bharatha Natyam recital that was filled with classicism and old world charm. The beautifully choreographed performance entitled “Asha” reflected the integrity in interpretation of pure dance concepts in Bharatha Natyam including wonderful facial expressions and body movements. The performance was supported by a melodious musical ensemble from Bangalore, India.” – INDIA WEST, LOS ANGELES

“In the Swarajathi “Mamohalahiri” in raga Kamas, Malini presented in an untiring manner, despite its lengthy format, the complicated and intricate sollukattus, swaras and swara-sahityas. Malini displayed her talent in both Nritta and abhinaya. The selection of padams, “Arupadai veedu”, “Narayaneeyam” and “Nagendra Haraya”, brought out moving abhinaya from Malini. The performance concluded with a “Thillana” in Hamsanandi where Malini excelled in footwork.” – THE TIMES OF INDIA, MADRAS